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specialized high schools
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
June 24, 2019
LaGuardia High School principal is out amid backlash over academic push
Lisa Mars, who oversaw LaGuardia for six years, will be taking a new position under Chief Academic Officer Linda Chen.
June 18, 2019
Clock running out in New York legislature for SHSAT bill, even as sponsor looks to future
Legislators made last-minute efforts to rally behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the entrance exam at the city’s specialized high schools.
behind closed doors
June 13, 2019
SHSAT debate heats up with close-door meeting at Gracie Mansion — and an endorsement in Albany
The mayor and chancellor held a private meeting about SHSAT with several Asian community leaders just days before a final budget is expected. Protesters say it was a bad
June 12, 2019
Mayor de Blasio invites Asian advocates to Gracie Mansion as SHSAT plan hangs in balance in Albany
The closed-door meeting will be “education-heavy,” according to a City Hall official, but will touch on other issues.
May 20, 2019
This Detroit high school will train students to be zoologists
A charter school in Detroit wants to set its students up for success in college zoology programs.
May 10, 2019
Carranza in the hot seat during Assembly’s specialized high school hearing
The questions and criticism came during the state’s first formal public hearing in New York City over how students are admitted to the eight elite high schools.
April 10, 2019
Asian students continue to benefit most from program meant to integrate NYC’s specialized high schools
In recent years, the initiative has helped more white and Asian students gain admission to eight city high schools that determine admission based on a single test.
April 8, 2019
Here’s your first chance to tell New York senators how you feel about the city’s segregated specialized high schools
In what is sure to be a heated debate, parents, students, educators, and activists can weigh in on the specialized high schools at the first of a series of public forums.
April 4, 2019
‘It’s happening at other schools, too.’ Students raise questions about admissions policies beyond NYC’s specialized high schools
The students believe the root cause of racist incidents is related to a lack of racial diversity created by an admissions process that gives preference to middle school applicants who live or attend schools in District 2, which includes the surrounding affluent neighborhood.
April 4, 2019
State Sen. John Liu calls New York City’s specialized high school overhaul ‘racist’
State Sen. John Liu called the mayor’s plan for diversifying the specialized high schools “racist” in a video…
April 2, 2019
Majority of New York City voters say scrap the SHSAT, boost diversity at specialized high schools, new poll finds
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to integrate specialized high schools has been booed in public, challenged…
April 1, 2019
How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.
The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.
March 28, 2019
‘I wish I had done it better’: de Blasio reflects on the rollout of his specialized high school plan
“When we rolled out the vision on specialized high schools it was by no means trying to create a negative or divisive situation,” he told reporters.
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
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